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Tools for Sale- Thanks be to Dunbar

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I’m making a few tools for sale.

I just want to say, that I’m thrilled Mike Dunbar is writing for PW. Have you been reading his articles? I think he is my favorite ww author. Dunbar is responsible for many things that have greatly influenced the type of work we do. He really popularized the use of traditional methodologies by building a market around them. He also helped lift the boutique tool market. His theory was that the techniques couldn’t survive without new tools being made to support their use. The craft simply can’t rely on antique tools. This developed a market for tools including my saws. And it allowed people to try techniques they couldn’t have perfected otherwise. So thanks Mike.


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  • Adam Cherubini

    Thanks Gary. I appreciate the compliments and the plug.

  • Gary Roberts


    It’s always great to hear of someone entering the traditional handtools arena. Particularly someone who has the depth of experience as you do in the use of and history of tools. I’ll be watching your blog to see what news there is as your tool-making continues. Plus, with your approval, I’ll do a post over at my blog of this new addition to the traditional hand-tool makers world.


  • Adam Cherubini

    Yeah I have problems deciding whom I like better, Dunbar or Underhill, Captain Kirk or Jean Luc Picard. It’s a toughy.

  • Michael

    Hear, hear!!! Mike Dunbar has been a joy to read in all his incarnations for years now. From his Very opinionated first edition of Restoring Woodworking Tools, and his brilliant book, Federal Furniture, to his FWW Rules of Thumb articles and the current column/articles in PWW. His Make a Windsor Chair with Mike Dunbar, a photo heavy instruction book has been on my used book search list for years now. I think his early books, the windsor chair book and the first restoring tools book, really sent me down the galoot path more than anyone other than Roy Underhill.

  • Mike Lingenfelter


    I might just be me, but I think there is an issue with your tools for sale page. I see the first 2 paragraphs and the first picture. Everything below it is blank. I’d love to see the rest.


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